mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large fluffy, rocky, lasting head
Color is a dark orange, copper
Hard to pick aroma out of the thick head
At first taste I wouldn’t call this an ipa. Malty caramel with a little spice, maybe moving into a bit of pine. Toffee and cinnamon in the back, with very little bitterness. A bit gingerbready. Just the slightest bitterness in the back cleans it out. Despite the heavy malt, it’s not exceptionally sweet. Just kinda middle of the road. Not a bad amber, but really not an ipa.
nick22thompson (4) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
To be honest this long lost IPA was far greater than Tallgrass's current Ethos. If only they would bring this awesome beer back!!
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours with a hazy copper body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up modest notes of sweet malts, a dash of sweet citrus hops and then a sprinkle of pine hops. The taste has a nice pine hoppiness where there are supporting notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. Pretty nice.
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can on a couple different occasions (notes). Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some pine, citrus and earthy hops. Toasted malts with a small amount of caramel. Nothing outstanding here; pretty basic IPA.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tallboy. decent hop profile and not too malty, but thin-bodied with a watery, nondeScript finish. doesn’t hold a candle to the Ethos.
MetalNHopHead (1144) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 This is a potent IPA. It very well may be too abrasive for many. However, this is a great hop-forward beer if that’s your thing. Tallgrass knows how to treat hops and their IPA gives you a whole lot of them in one sixteen ounce can.
Awktoberfest (361) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quite nice ipa on tap... Nothing I didn't like. Offered good aroma taste and overall drinkability... Good ipa
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pablo951 (575) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it out of a pint can, poured a thin fizzy head with uneven lacing. The aroma ihas a hint of citrus, and a whisper of basement, yikes. It has a dirty orange hue with a citrus hops taste and a watery finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pours amber/orange with an off white top. Scent is caramel, herbs and bread. Taste follows nose with an earthy hint.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
September 2011. Caramel, pine and hop aromas. Amber color with a white head. The caramel flavors are a bit too overwhelming and makes the beer too buttery.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Can A - Pours a clear copper with a off white fluffy head. Nice retention/lacing. S - citrus & toasted caramel malt. T - Grapefruit & caramel malt. M - Light bodied. Mild carbonation. A bit watery. Mild citrus rind finish. O - Good, but wanted a little more intensity.